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Getting to know Cape Coral

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   /   by Brooke Cole

Getting to know Cape Coral

Facts about the great city of Cape Coral:

Situated on the Gulf of Mexico
Connected to Fort Myers by two main bridges
Founded in 1957
Largest city between Tampa and Miami

Nicknamed “Waterfront Wonderland”
More than 400 miles of navigable waterways
More miles of canals than any other city in the world

Averages 355 days of sunshine
Averages 54 inches of rain annually
2010 Census Total Population: 154,305

SWFL’s 18-24 age group is growing at the fastest rate in the state of Florida and the U.S.
First city in the country to use the reverse osmosis process on a large scale
City economy is based on Health care services, retail, and real estate/construction
Features a sandy beach and fishing pier on the Caloosahatchee River at the public Yacht Basin & Club
Home to more than 30 recreational parks
Home to more than seven golf courses
Situated within 15 miles of a variety of Gulf beaches (Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, etc.)
Home to three invasive species: green iguana, spiny-tailed iguana, and the Nile monitor
The city is divided into four quadrants – NW, NE, SW, SE
More than six distinct investment areas that include two industrial parks and two Foreign Trade Zones for a total of 3,844 acres for commercial/industrial development

Ranked one of the safest driving cities in the state

Known for trophy-level fishing and tournaments
One of the lowest crime rates in the country

The Cape Coral Hospital ranked numerous times as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the Nation"



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